Minimum High School Graduation Requirements

Minimum High School Graduation Requirements

Published: 6/24/2019 10:36 AM
Revised Requirements Have Been Adopted​​

On April 5, 2019, Kentucky's new minimum high school graduation requirements became law, 704 KAR 3:305. The changes add "graduation prerequisites" and "graduation qualifiers" to ensure students have basic math and reading skills, as well as experiences that can help them be prepared to enter college or the workforce.

Several tools are available to help understand the revisions and how the new requirements interact with multiple facets of Kentucky education.


Minimum High School Graduation Requirements FAQ

The Minimum High School Graduation Requirements FAQ is the authoritative source of information regarding how the new requirements go into effect. The document continues to evolve as new questions come in from districts. The last update was made 5/23/19.


New Minimum Graduation Requirements

This chart provides an overview of the required foundational and personalized credits and the options and timelines for graduation qualifiers and prerequisites.




Minimum Graduation Requirements Freshman Classes 2018-2019 Through 2020-2021

This chart provides a side-by-side comparison of the previous graduation requirements, which apply to students who entered high school in 2018-2019 and prior, and the new graduation requirements as they phase in for students entering high school in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 and after.




Dr. ​Damien Sweeney
Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6639 Ext.4545 
Fax (502) 564-6470


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